Oxytocin

SEX

The Rules of Being Good at Sex

Researchers have boiled it down to five core things.
Grant Stoddard
9.25.18
Fighting Words

Women Should Be Allowed to Wear Their Babies Everywhere

More science to back the benefits of skin-to-skin contact for new mothers.
Sarah Bregel
9.19.17
Tonic Talks

Our Culture of Comparison is Making Us Petty

One of Ted Talks' MVPs, Simon Sinek, tells us why being an alpha won't make us happy.
Rajul Punjabi
Dhani Oks
7.3.17
Meducation

MDMA Mimics a Genetic Disorder Called 'Cocktail Party Syndrome'

Williams syndrome is often called the opposite of autism—so researchers believe MDMA could help people on the autism spectrum.
Jennifer Latson
6.22.17
Broadly

Why You Want Your Partner More When They Check Out of the Relationship

Researchers found that partners who were more invested in a relationship released more oxytocin—also known as the "love hormone"— when they thought the other partner was less invested.
Kimberly Lawson
5.18.17
Science

Gossiping Is Good for You, Study Confirms

New research seeks to understand the positive impacts of gossiping by studying its effect on the brain.
Sirin Kale
1.16.17
Broadly

How to Bio-Hack Your Brain to Have Sex Without Getting Emotionally Attached

Scientists have isolated the hormones and brain structures that may be responsible for romantic attachment. Is it possible to manipulate them to have sex without all those annoying post-coital feelings?
Sirin Kale
8.25.16
Sex

Can Sex Cure Your Hangover? I Got Insanely Drunk to Investigate

In an attempt to understand how sex can impact your hangover, I consulted an expert, read some studies, and then got wasted and fucked my husband.
Bethy Squires
8.24.16
monogamy

Why Your Married Friends Are the Worst Drinking Buddies

An upcoming study, to be published in the Journal of Family Psychology, found strong evidence that “intimate relationships cause a decline in alcohol consumption.” And while this might not be the most surprising scientific finding of all times, it...
Nick Rose
8.5.16
Munchies

Hormone Released During Sex Could Lead to Less Binge Eating

From making orgasms better to essentially getting us drunk without a hangover, the “cuddle hormone” has benefits that extend far beyond its evolutionary goal of mother-child bonding.
Nick Rose
7.19.16
Sex

Real-Life ‘Love Potions’ Are Coming, But Are they Ethical?

In the future, our relationships will be neuro-enhanced.
Erene Stergiopoulos
6.29.16
hormones

Why the 'Cuddle Hormone' Can Stop You from Eating Yourself Sick

The “love hormone” also has the unique property of helping those who love food too much to manage overeating and weight loss, though the reason for that wasn’t entirely clear.
Nick Rose
4.5.16
0103